The effect of two observation techniques on the attitudes and verbal behavior of secondary teacher trainees



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Statement of the Problem. The purpose of this study was to establish answers to the following questions: 1. Would an on-campus observation program using kinescopes that depicted or portrayed varying teaching strategies produce more change in teacher trainees' attitudes than a direct public school observation program? 2. Would student teachers from the on-campus observation group differ significantly in their verbal teaching behavior from student teachers from the direct observation group? A subquestion that was answered in the form of a conclusion after the two major questions were answered was as follows: "Were the teaching strategy kinescopes produced by the South Park Independent School District effective aids in training prospective teachers to be more indirect in their verbal behavior and developing positive attitudes toward children and teaching?" [...]



High school teachers, Verbal behavior